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While the world fights against the COVID-19 pandemic, cybercriminals are out in full force with a multitude of scams designed to take advantage of the confusion and panic. COVID-19 has -- by necessity -- made us all more comfortable working, playing, and buying online.
Whenever we talk about what's next for Akamai's security portfolio, we clearly want to look at the challenges that are top of mind for our customers -- both today and tomorrow. And what a year 2020 has shaped up to be in terms of new challenges for CISOs and their security teams.
Welcome to the Akamai Platform Update! We're presenting an entire week of learning about Akamai's recent product updates. Each day, we'll highlight our latest innovations in each area of the Akamai Intelligent Platform.
Last March, Akamai announced the launch of its secure web gateway delivered at the edge, to help enterprises further accelerate their transition to a new security architecture based on Zero Trust and secure access service edge (SASE) principles. As we now know, we were just on the cusp of a global pandemic that changed the nature of work. Literally overnight, companies needed to support tens of thousands of employees working
Cybercriminals continue to target U.S. state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) government organizations. In 2019, there were more than 100 ransomware attacks -- including an attack on Baltimore's IT systems that locked out thousands of computers and disrupted nearly every city service. This attack is estimated to have cost the city as much as $18 million.
Microsoft 365 is becoming the essential productivity suite for enterprises. Over 1 million companies have now signed up for the service, and every month there are more than 200 million active users. Microsoft Teams alone has 75 million active users every day.
One of my favourite websites is archive.org (OK, so I'm a nerd). For anyone not familiar with this website, it's essentially a time machine that allows you to go back and look at pretty much any site from a point in time over the past 20-odd years.
Helping customers further secure their on-premises data centers and IaaS deployments is an interesting new use case for our Enterprise Threat Protector service.
As the world shifts to an increasingly virtual environment, Akamai continues to be at the forefront of helping customers enable workforce productivity with Akamai's Enterprise Application Access and Enterprise Threat Protector. From our detailed offer to our recent Edge Live Virtual Summit, where Akamai executives spoke about enabling a remote workforce on our platform, we have shared programs and processes around ensuring business continuity. This continues to be a concern